The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 3, 1967 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 3, 1967
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The "HRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . IM> ' " >«r. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, OCTOBERS, .... *«•.,„, MOT* *&®&®^^ IUI NO - 75 •'• v< " Vg ' -w " v - w - v - v -™^ ,„, Bregk^ Titonka 3 Councilmen Sentral Has Three Queens Thieves Steal And Mayor To File Petitions The city council here held the swearing-in of Dr. Kevin Nash, newly-appointed member of the council, who will fill the interim term left vacant when Sheridan Cook resigned as representative of the second ward when he recently moved to the fourth ward. The oath was administered by Mayor William-J. Finn. It was disclosed that Mayor Finn and three couricilmen would file petitions for re-election. Deadline for filing is Oct. 10, with election to take place Nov. 7. Filing, in addition to the mayor, were Sheridan Cook, to run for councilman-at-large, to replace Howard Miller, who recently resigned that post. Mr. Cook is filling the unexpired term of Mr. Miller. Also, Dr. Kevin Nash, fourth ward, and Jim Andreasen, second ward. Discussed was an increase in Class "B" beer permits, on which no action was taken. Council approved the purchase of 100 new heads for parking meters, to replace those which are beyond repair. Cost is $10 per meter-head. Discussed was the 1968 curb and gutter program. Council authorized Howard Smith, engineer representing Wallace and Holland Engineers of Mason City, to study the project and make an estimate of total cost. Also discussed was insurance for volunteer firemen and.wheth- er they are covered under present policies on their trips to and from answering a fire call. Further study is planned. Also discussed was the rerouting of Highway 169 and widening of streets involved in the new routing. Council is to meet in the near future to discuss the project. Russell Buchanan, city attorney, discussed various phases of the ramifications and phases of the 701 program and progress of the planning and zoning commission with regard to the program. Not T'J"!' three Band Queens were selected a t Sentral High School recently. They will serve with their band at separate band festivals. The girls chosen are shown here They are, left to right, Susan Blanchard, Teresa Voigt, and Delana Votteler. All are seniors n A 1 ™ an< * a f d wU1 serve at the Estherville Band Festival, Miss Voigt at the Kossuth Band Festival in Algona next Saturday, Oct. 7, and Miss Votteler at the North Iowa Band Festival, Mason City. The band's busy slate this fall includes, besides the festivals at Algona and Estherville a trip to Ames for the Iowa-New Mexico football game last Saturday. (Sentral Beep Photo) Seek Successor To Immerfall For Kossuth County Assessor Position Joseph Priester Dies Tuesday Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic, Church in Whittemore for Joseph 0. Priester, 89, who died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital at Fort Dodge. He is the father of Francis Priester of Bancroft, Other survivors are his wife; a son, Lewis of Dallas, Tex.; and five daughters, Mrs. Veronica Higgins of West Bend, Mrs. Robert Walker of Whitteraore, Mrs. Roy Kollasch and Mrs. Clair HUdman, both of Wesley, and Mrs, Leonard Lindsay As a result of a decision of the County Conference Board, consisting of members of the board of supervisors, the county school board and mayors of towns in Kossuth, there will be a new county assessor appointed here prior to January 1. The board met Thursday night at the courthouse and voted unanimously to replace Leo Immerfall, who has served in the post since 1948, due to health reasons. No successor has yet been named. Mr. Immerfall will serve in the post until Dec. 31, 1967. The State Tax Commission is slated to give tests to all applicants for the posts. The Conference Board will make the appointment to the office, which carries a 6-year term, after receiving results of the tests from the Tax Commission, between now and Jan. 1. Law requires that the time and place of the examination must be given. It will be posted at the courthouse and will also appear as a legal publication in official newspapers, Eligibility, etc., and other information will also be presented, Recently, Larry Hudson was named deputy to Mr, Immerfall and is now on duty in the office, the Conference Baard said the same type of setup will be retained following appointment of a new assessor. Ralph Donovan Passes; Rites Held Monday Funeral services for Ralph A. Donovan, 58, • well-known Algona man, were to be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Methodist church here, with Rev. William Noland officiating. Burial was to follow at Riverview cemetery, with McCullough's Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Paul Dremel, A. B. Oakland, Cecil Burtis, Ervin Wiltgen, Leo Lichter and John Haupert. Mr. Donovan, longtime resident here, died Thursday at Dickinson Memorial Hospital, Spirit Lake, He had been in ill health for some time. Ralph Arthur Donovan, son of Robert and Emma Knoll Donovan, was born at Burt April 6, J909, He married Lydia Jones at Rolfe and they have lived here for many years. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker and operated a cabinet shop here for some time. Besides his wife, survivor sin- elude a son, Bob, Humboldt; a daughter, Betty (Mrs. Jack Wittern), St. Paul, Minn.; and eight grandchildren. First Frost Of Fall Is Reported Here The first killing frost of the fall season landed in Kossuth county early Thursday morning- with a low reading of 29 degrees registered at the official weather station, KLGA. Summer readings moved in a couple of days later, with the mercury shooting up to 80Satur- day and 82 Sunday. There was no moisture reported during the period, Here are the readings: DATE H L Sept. 28 • 54 29 Sept. 29 65 30 Sept. 30 80 37 Oct. 1 82 49 Oct. 2 — 52 $91 And 128 Gallons Gas Four break-ins at Titonka Wednesday and Thursday nights resulted in loss of $91.05 in currency and change, 128 gallons of gasoline and a variety of other items. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood was called to the scene of the break-ins Thursday and Friday to begin an investigation of the thefts. Thieves actually entered three places of business, Jerry's Gulf Service, Farmer's Coop Elevator and Custom Farm Services. An attempt was also made at the Harms K & H Service, but after prying the front door to no avail, entrance was not gained. A total of 128 gallons of gasoline, and four packages of cigarettes were taken from the Custom Farm Services layout a half- mile east of Titonka Thursday night. The glass was broken out of the front door, which was then unlocked by reaching inside. The gas pump was turned on and the gas pumped out. Some was spilled on the ground. At Jerry's Gulf Service, the front door was forced with a bar of some type and $13 in change was taken from the cash register. The theft at Jerry's occurred the same night as the one at Farmer's Elevator where anight latch was opened with a knife or screwdriver to gain entrance to the building. Once inside, the front of the safe was peeled off and $78.05 in bills and change taken. Deputy Wood reported that owners said nothing else was disturbed at the scenes of the thefts as far as owners and managers could ascertain. Titonka Marshal A. C. Neeland was on duty until 1:15 a.m. Thursday and apparently everything was okay when he went home. Investigation of the thefts is continuing. Former Algona Woman Dies; Tuesday Rites Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Brotherton, 48, former Algonan, were to be held at 10 a.m. in McCullough's Funeral Chapel here, with Rev. Walter Morz, Presbyterian pastor, officiating. Burial was to follow at Riverview cemetery. Mrs. Brotherton died Friday at the home of her parents, Mr. and iMrs. Levi Hendren, Algona, and •had been ill for some time with diabetes. She had lived with her parents since coming from Humboldt about a month ago. Besides her parents, survivors include a daughter, Janet Knutson, Ft. Dodge; a brother, Loren, Bismarck, N. D.; and two sisters, Mrs. Loreen Nelson, Algona, and Mrs, Francis Rowe, Plato, Minn.

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